Biography of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 visited at Monmouth, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales


On 24 Dec 1166 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (33) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (44)


Around 1168 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (1) was sent to live in Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon to be trained for the Church.


Death of Henry II

On 06 Jul 1189 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (56) died at Chinon Castle, Chinon. Geoffrey Mandeville 3rd Earl Essex, Count Aumale -1189 was present.


On 29 Aug 1189 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (22) and Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex 1173-1217 (16) were married (they were second-cousins) at Marlborough Castle, Marlborough, Wiltshire. John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (22) by marriage 3rd Earl Gloucester (1C 1121).


Around 1190 Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 was born illegitimately to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (23) and Adela Plantagenet in Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent


Around 1191 Joan Plantagenet 1191-1237 was born illegitimately to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (24) and Adela Plantagenet


1192.Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. Letter VI. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (70) to Pope Celestine.
To the reverend father and lord Celestine, by God's grace highest pontiff, Eleanora the miserable, and I would I could add the commiserated, queen of England, duchess of Normandy, countess of Anjou, entreating him to shew himself a father of mercy to a miserable mother.
I am prevented, O holiest pope, by the great distance which parts us, from addressing you personally; yet I must bewail my grief a little, and who shall assist me to write my words?
I am all anxiety, internally and externally, whence my very words are full of grief. Without are fears, within contentions; nor have I a moment wherein to breathe freely from the tribulation of evils, and the grief occasioned by the troubles which ever find me out. I am all defiled with grief, and my bones cleave to my skin, for my flesh is wasted away. My years pass away in groanings, and 1 would they were altogether passed away. O that the whole blood of my body would now die, that the brain of my head and the marrow of my bones were so dissolved into tears that I might melt away in weeping ! My very bowels are torn away from me; I have lost the light of my eyes, the stafi^ of my old age : and, would God accede to my wishes, he would condemn me to perpetual blindness, that my wretched eyes might no longer behold the woes of my people. Who will grant me the boon of dying for thee, my son ? O mother of mercy ! look upon a mother so wretched; or if thy Son, the inexhausted fount of mercy, is avenging the sins of the mother on the son, let him exact vengeance from her who has alone sinned : let him punish me, the wicked one, and not amuse himself with the punishment of an innocent person. Let him who hath begun the task, who now bruises me, take away his hand and slay me; and this shall be my consolation, that, afflicting me with grief, he spares me not. O wretched me, yet pitied by none! why have I, the mistress of two kingdoms, the mother of two kings, reached the ignominy of a detested old age ?
My bowels are torn away, my very race is destroyed and passing away from me. The Henry the Young King 1155-1183 and the Geoffrey Plantagenet 2nd Duke Brittany 1158-1186 sleep in the dust, and their most unhappy mother is compelled to live that she may be ever tortured with the memory of the dead. Two sons yet survived to my solace, who now survive only to distress me, a miserable and condemned creature : King Richard (34) is detained in bonds, and John (25), his brother, depopulates the captive's kingdom with the sword, and lays it waste with fire. In all things the Lord is become cruel towards me, and opposes me with a heavy hand. Truly his anger fights against me, when my very sons fight against each other, if, indeed, that can be called a fight in which one party languishes in bonds, and the other, adding grief to grief, tries, by cruel tyranny to usurp the exile's kingdom to himself.
O good Jesus! who will grant me thy protection, and hide me in hell itself till thy fury passes away, and till thy arrows whiqh are in me, by whose vehemence my very spirit is drunk up, shall cease ? I long for death, I am weary of life; and though I thus die incessantly, I yet desire to die more fally; I am reluctantly compelled to live, that my life may be the food of death and a means of torture. O happy ye who pass away by a fortunate abortion, without experiencing the waywardness of this life and the unexpected events of an uncertain condition ! What do I? why do I remain ? why do I wretched, delay? why do I not go, that I may see him whom my soul loves, bound in beggary and irons? as though, at such a time, a mother could forget the son of her womb ! Affection to their young softens tigers, nay, even the fiercer sorceresses.
Yet I fluctuate in doubt : for, if I go away, deserting my son's kingdom, which is laid waste on all sides with fierce hostility, it will in my absence be destitute of all counsel and solace; again, if I stay, I shall not see the face of my son, that face which I so long for. There will be none who will study to procure the liberation of my son, and, what 1 fear still more, the most delicate youth (34) will be tormented for an impossible quantity of money, and, impatient of so much affliction, will easily be brought to the agonies of death. Oh, impious, cruel, and dreadful tyrant ! who hast not feared to lay sacrilegious hands on the anointed of the Lord ! nor has the royal unction, nor the reverence due to a holy life, nor the fear of God, restrained thee from such inhumanity!
Yet the prince of the apostles still rules and reigns in the apostolic seat, and his judicial rigour is set up as a means of resort : this one thing remains, that you, O father, draw against these evildoers the sword of Peter, which for this purpose is set over people and kingdoms. The cross of Christ excels the eagles of Ceasar, the sword of Peter the sword of Constantine, and the apostolic seat is placed above the imperial power. Is your power of God or of men ? Has not the God of gods spoken to you by the Apostle Peter, that " whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed also in heaven ?"" Wherefore, then, do you so long negligently, nay, cruelly, delay to free my son (34), or rather do not dare to do it ? You will, perhaps, say that this power is given to you over souls, not over bodies : be it so; it will certainly suffice me if you will bind their souls who hold my son bound in prison. It is your province to loose my son, unless the fear of God has given way to human fear. Restore my son to me, then, O man of God, if indeed thou art a man of God and not a man of blood; for know that, if thou art sluggish in the liberation of my son, from thy hand will the Most High require his blood. Alas, alas for us, when the chief shepherd has become a mercenary, when he flies from the face of the wolf, when he leaves the little sheep committed to him, or rather the elect ram, the leader of the Lord's flock, in the jaws of the bloody beast of prey! The good Shepherd instructs and informs other shepherds not to fly when they see the wolf coming, but to lay down their lives for the sheep. Save, therefore, I entreat thee, thine own soul, whilst, by urgent embassies, by salutary advice, by the thunders of excommunication, by general interdicts, by terrible sentences, thou endeavourest to procure the liberation, I will not say of thy sheep merely, but of thy son. Though late, you ought to give your life for him, for whom, as yet, you have refused to write or speak a single word. The Son of God, as testifies the prophet, came down from heaven that he might bring up them that were bound from the pit in which was no water. Now, would not that which was fitting for God to do become the servant of God ? My son is tormented in bonds, yet you go not down to him, nor send, nor are moved by the sorrow of Joseph. Christ sees this and is silent; yet at the last there shall be fearful retribution for those who do the work of God negligently. Ambassadors have been promised to us three times, but never sent; so that« to speak the truth, they are bound rather than sent. If my son were in prosperity, they would eagerly hasten at his lightest call, because they would expect rich handfuls for their embassy from his great munificence and the public profit of the kingdom. But what profit could be more glorious to them than to liberate a captive king, to restore peace to the people, quiet to the religious, and joy to all? Now, truly, the sons of Ephraim, who bent and sent forth the bow, have turned round in the day of battle; and in the time of distress when the wolf comes upon the prey, they are dumb dogs who either cannot or will not bark. Is this the promise you made me at the castle of Ralph with such protestations of favour and good faith ? What availed it to give words only to my simplicity, and to illude by a fond trust the wishes of the innocent ? So, in olden time, was King Ahab forbidden to make alliance with Ben-hadad, and we have heard the fatal issue of their mutual love.*^ A heavenly providence prospered the wars of Judas, John, and Simon, the Maccabsean brothers, under happy auspices; but when they sent an embassy to secure the friendship of the Romans, they lost the help of God, and, not once alone, but often was their venal intimacy cause of bitter regret.* You alone, who were my hope after God, and the trust of my people, force me to despair. Cursed be he who trusteth in man. Where is now my refuge?
Thou, O Lord my God. To thee, O Lord, who considerest my distress, are the eyes of thine handmaid lifted up. Thou, O King of kings and Lord of lords, look upon the face of thine Anointed, give empire to thy Son, and save the son of thine handmaid, nor visit upon him the crimes of his father or the wickedness of his mother!
We know by certain and public relation that the emperor, after the death of the Bishop of Liege (26) (whom he is said to have slain with a fiital sword, though wielded by a remote hand (42)), miserably imprisoned the Bishop of Ostia and four other provincials, the Bishop of Salerno, and the Archbishop of Treves; and the apostolic authority cannot deny that, to the perpetual prejudice of the Roman church, he has, in spite of embassies, supplications, and threats of the apostolic seat, taken possession of Sicily, which from the times of Constantine has been the patrimony of St. Peter. Yet with all this his fury is not yet turned away, but yet is his hand stretched forth. Fearful things he has already done, but worse are still certainly to be expected; for those who ought to be the pillars of the church are swayed with reed-like lightness by every wind. Oh, would they but remember that it was through the negligence of Eli, the priest ministering in Shiloh, that the glory of the Lord passed away from Israel I*" Nor is that a mere parable of the past, but of the present. For the Lord drove from Shiloh the taber- nacle, his tabernacle, where he had dwelt amongst men, and gave their strength into captivity and , their beauty into the hands of the enemy.
It is imputed to your pusillanimity that the church is trampled upon, the faith perilled, liberty oppressed, deceit encouraged by patience, iniquity by impunity. Where is the promise of God when be said to his church, 'Thou shalt suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breasts of kings ?" I will make thee the pride of ages, and a joy from generation to generation." Once the church, by its own strength, trod upon the necks of the proud and the lofty, and the laws of emperors obeyed the' sacred canons. But things are changed, and not only the canons, but the very formers of the canons, are restrained by base laws and execrable customs. The detestable crimes of the powerful are borne with. None dare murmur, and canonical rigour falls on the sins of the poor alone. Therefore, not without reason did Anachar^is the philosopher compare laws and canons to spiders' webs, which reti^in weaker animals but let the stronger go. ^* The kings of the earth have set themselves, and the rulers have taken counsel together/*^ i^ainst my son, the anointed of the Lord. One binds him in chains, another devastates his lands with cruel hostility, or, to use a vulgar phrase, " One clips and another plunders; one holds the foot and another skins it." The highest pontiff sees these things, and yet bids the sword of Peter slumber in its scabbard; so he adds boldness to the sinner, his silence being presumed to indicate consent. He who corrects^ not when he can and ought seems even to consent, and his dissimulating patience shall not want the scruple of hidden companion- ship.'* The time of dissension predicted by the apostle draws on, when the son of perdition shall be revealed; dangerous times are at hand, when the seamless garment of Christ is cut, the net of Peter is broken, and the solidity of Catholic unity dissolved. These are the beginnings of sorrows. We feel bad things; we fear worse. I am no pro- phetess, nor the daughter of a prophet, but grief has suggested many things about future disturb- ances; yet it steals away the very words which it suggests. A sob intercepts my breath, and absorbing grief shutS' up by its anxieties the vocal passages of my soul. Farewell.


Before 06 Apr 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (32) had his marriage to Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex 1173-1217 (26) annulled due to consanuinity but more likely because John's new status mean't he had better prospects.


On 06 Apr 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (32) succeeded I King England: Plantagenet Angevin


Coronation of King John

On 27 May 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (32) was crowned I King England: Plantagenet Angevin by Hubert Walter Archbishop Canterbury 1160-1205 (39) at Westminster Abbey.


On 24 Aug 1200 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (33) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (12) were married at Angoulême


Battle of Mirebeau

On 01 Aug 1202 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) defeated the army of his nephew Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 and Hugh Lusignan X Count Lusignan, V Count La Marche 1183-1249 (19) which was besieging John's mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (80) at Mirebeau Castle, Mirebeau. John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) took Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 's army by surprise capturing most. Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 and, probably, his sister Eleanor Plantagenet 1184-1241, both of whom arguably had better claims to the throne than John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) were captured.


Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine

On 01 Apr 1204 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (82) died at Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon.


On 01 Oct 1207 Henry III King England 1207-1272 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (40) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (19) at Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire


In 1208 Gwenwynwyn ap Owain Mathrafal Prince Powys Wenwynwyn 1176-1216 (31) arrested by John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (41)


27 May 1208.Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. Letter VII. Eleanor Plantagenet 1184-1241 to her subjects in Brittany.
Eleanora, duchess of Bretagne and countess of Richmond, to her dear and faithful lords the bishops of Nantes, Vannes, and Cornwall, and to Eudo de Poule, and Geoffry Espine, and Oliver de Rugy, and Pagan de Mal-Estrail, and all other her barons and faithful subjects of Bretagne, greeting.
We give you manifold thanks concerning the things of which you have informed us, and earnestly entreat you that you, the above-named, come to England to my lord and uncle the king of England (41); and know you, certainly, that your advent will, God willing, tend to your and our great honour and convenience, and, by God's grace, to our liberation.
We have spoken with our said uncle (41) about affording you a safe-conduct, and he is glad of your coming, and sends you his letters patent of safe-conduct; and you may all come safely by means of those letters — or as many of you as can, if all cannot come.
Witness myself, at Sarum, the 27th day of May.


On 05 Jan 1209 Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (42) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (21)


On 22 Jul 1210 Joan Plantagenet 1210-1238 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (43) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (22)


In 1214 Isabella Plantagenet 1214-1241 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (47) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (26)


In 1215 Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Pembroke, Countess Leicester 1215-1275 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (48) and Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (27) at Gloucester, Gloucestershire


Magna Carta

On 15 Jun 1215 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (48) met with his Baron's at Runnymede, Windsor, Berkshire where he agreed to the terms of the Magna Carta which attempted to reduce the King's authority through political reform. Those who signed as surety included:
Roger Bigod 2nd Earl Norfolk 1144-1221 (71),
his son Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl Norfolk 1182-1225 (33),
Henry Bohun 1st Earl Hereford 1176-1220 (39),
Richard Clare 3rd Earl Hertford 1153-1217 (62),
his son Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester, 4th Earl Hertford 1180-1230 (35),
William "The Younger" Marshal 2nd Earl Pembroke 1190-1231 (25),
William Mowbray 6th Baron Thirsk, 4th Baron Mowbray 1173-1224 (42),
Saer Quincy 1st Earl Winchester 1170-1219 (45),
Robert Ros 1172-1226, Richard Percy 5th Baron Percy Topcliffe 1170-1244,
Robert Vere 3rd Earl Oxford 1165-1221 (50),
Eustace Vesci 1169-1216 (46),
John Fitzrobert Baron Warkworth 1190-1241 (25),
John Lacy 8th Baron Bowland, 8th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Pontefract 1192-1240 (23),
William Dalbini -1236, Geoffrey Mandeville 2nd Earl Essex 1191-1216 (24),
Robert Fitzwalter -1235,
William Forz 3rd Earl Albermarle aka Aumale -1242,
William Hardell Lord Mayor,
William Huntingfield -1291,
William Llanvallei -1217,
William Malet 1st Baron Curry Mallet 1174-1215,
Roger Montbegon -1226, Richard Montfichet -1267,
Geoffrey Saye 1155-1230 signed as surety the Magna Carta.
Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester, 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (45) witnessed.


In 1216 Orford Castle, Orford, Suffolk was captured by Prince Louis of France (28) who had invaded England in 1216 at the invitation of the English barons who were disillusioned with King John (49).


On 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (49) died at Newark Castle, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.
John Monmouth 1182-1248 (34) was present.
On his deathbed, John appointed a council of thirteen executors to help Henry reclaim the kingdom and requested that his son be placed into the guardianship of William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke 1146-1219 (70).
King John’s will is the earliest English royal will to survive in its original form. The document is quite small, roughly the size of a postcard and the seals of those who were present at the time would have been attached to it.Translation of the will taken from an article by Professor S.D. Church in the English Historical Review, June 2010:
I, John, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, count of Anjou, hindered by grave infirmity and not being able at this time of my infirmity to itemize all my things so that I may make a testament, commit the arbitration and administration of my testament to the trust and to the legitimate administration of my faithful men whose names are written below, without whose counsel, even in good health, I would have by no means arranged my testament in their presence, so that what they will faithfully arrange and determine concerning my things as much as in making satisfaction to God and to holy Church for damages and injuries done to them as in sending succour to the land of Jerusalem and in providing support to my sons towards obtaining and defending their inheritance and in making reward to those who have served us faithfully and in making distribution to the poor and to religious houses for the salvation of my soul, be right and sure. I ask, furthermore, that whoever shall give them counsel and assistance in the arranging of my testament shall receive the grace and favour of God. Whoever shall infringe their arrangement and disposition, may he incur the curse and indignation of almighty God and the blessed Mary and all the saints.
In the first place, therefore, I desire that my body be buried in the church of St Mary and St Wulfstan at Worcester. I appoint, moreover, the following arbiters and administrators: the lord Guala, by the grace of God, cardinal-priest of the title of St Martin and legate of the apostolic see; the lord Peter bishop of Winchester; the lord Richard bishop of Chichester; the lord Silvester bishop of Worcester; Brother Aimery de St-Maur; William Marshal earl of Pembroke; Ranulf earl of Chester; William earl Ferrers; William Brewer; Walter de Lacy and John of Monmouth; Savaric de Mauléon; Falkes de Bréauté”.
The signatories were:
Guala Bicchieri (ca 1150 – 1227) Papal Legate
Peter des Roches (? – 1238), Bishop of Winchester
Richard le Poer (? – 1237), Bishop of Chichester
Sylvester of Worcester (? – 1218), Bishop of Worcester
Aimery de St-Maur (? - ?1219), Master of the English Templars
William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke 1146-1219 (70)
Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester, 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (46)
William Ferrers 4th Earl Derby 1168-1247 (48)
William Brewer (? - 1226), 1st Baron Brewer
Walter de Lacy (ca 1172–1241) Lord of Meath
John: (1182 – 1248) Lord of Monmouth
Savaric de Mauléon (? – 1236) Seneschal of Poitou from 1205
Falkes de Bréauté (? – 1226) Seneschal of Cardiff Castle.


After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral. His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar.Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England.The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England.Unusually carved to be life-like.Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529.His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester.The base constructed in the 16th Century.The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813).Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.


After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral. His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar.Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England.The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England.Unusually carved to be life-like.Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529.His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester.The base constructed in the 16th Century.The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813).Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.

After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral. His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar.Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England.The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England.Unusually carved to be life-like.Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529.His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester.The base constructed in the 16th Century.The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813).Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.

On 14 Oct 1217 Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex 1173-1217 (44) died


1220.Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. Letter IX. Berengaria Ramirez Queen Consort England 1165-1230 (55) to Peter de Roches Bishop Winchester -1238.
To her venerable father in Christ and most cordial friend Peter, by God's grace bishop of Winchester, Berengaria, by the same grace formerly the humble queen of England, wishes health and every good thing.
We send to you our well-beloved Friar Walter, of the Cistercian order, the bearer of these presents, beseeching you humbly and devotedly, with all the humility that we can, that, in reference as well to this present feast of All Saints as to other terms now past, you will cause us to be satisfied about the money due to us according to the composition of our dower, which, by your mediation, we made with our brother John of happy memory, formerly king of England. Fare you well.


1220.Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. Letter VIII. Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (32) to her son Henry III King England 1207-1272 (12).
To her dearest son Henry, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, earl of Anjou, Isabella, by the same grace queen of England, lady of Ireland, duchess of Normandy and Aquitaine, countess of Anjou and Angoulême, sends health and her maternal benediction.
We hereby signify to you that when the Earls of March and Eu departed this life, the lord Hugh de Lusignan (37) remained alone and without heirs in Poitou, and his friends would not permit that our daughter should be united to him in marriage, because her age is so tender, but counselled him to take a wife from whom he might speedily hope for an heir; and it was proposed that he should take a wife in France, which if he had done, all your land in Poitou and Gascony would be lost. We, therefore, seeing the great peril that might accrue if that marriage should take place, when our counsellors could give us no advice, ourselves married the said Hugh earl of March (37); and God knows that we did this rather for your benefit than our own. Wherefore we entreat you, as our dear son, that this thing may be pleasing to you, seeing it conduces greatly to the profit of you and yours; and we earnestly pray you that you will restore to him his lawful right, that is Niort, the castles of Exeter and Rockingham, and 3500 marks, which your father, our former husband, bequeathed to us; and so, if it please you, deal with him, who is so powerful, that he may not remain against you, since he can serve you well — for he is wdl-disposed to serve you faithfully with all his power; and we are certain and undertake that he shall serve you well if you will restore to him his rights, and, therefore, we advise that you take opportune counsel on these matters; and, when it shall please you, you may send for our daughter, your sister, by a trusty messenger and your letters patent, and we will send her to you.


On 04 Jun 1246 Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (58) died at Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon.


Annals Dunstable 1260.In the year of grace 1260.Henry King of England (52), son of King John, etc

Original Latin Text:

Anno gratiae MCCLX. Henricus rex Angliae (52), filius regis Johannis, pace firmata cum rege Franciae, ibidem per longum tempus moram traxit; nec in Angliam redire curavit, donec episcopi et magnates Angliae ei literatorie mandaverunt quod reverti in Angliam properaret; quod si non faceret, ad placitum suum in Anglia non rediret. Quo audito, rex in se reversus, in Angliam rediit; sed quidam malitiosi falsis rumoribus inter patrem et filium suum Edwardum discordiam seminavervmt, asserentes quod dictus Edwardus et consiliarii sui guerram domino regi movere procurarunt; propter quod dominus rex supra modum iratus, multos milites de partibus transmarinis usque Londoniam secum adduxit; et eis ultra pontem dimissis in partibus Sureiae, ipse civitatem Londonise ingressus est, et ibi aliquandiu moram fecit, portis civitatis firmatis et seratis, apposuit custodes, ut nullus nisi ab eo licentiatus ingrederetur.
Comes vero Gloverni, et Johannes Maunsel, et quidam alii qui de concilio regis fuerunt, ad placitum suum ingressum et egressum habuerunt.
Rex vero proliibuit, ne filius suus Edwardus, nec aliquis qui de consilio suo extiterat, coram ipso venirent, dicens, "Coram me non appareat filius mens Edwardus, "quia si eum videro, quin ipsum osculer me non cohibebo."
Tandem, amore paterno commotus, et magnatum precibus devictus, ipsum ad osculum pacis recepit, et regina mater sua similiter, quae, ut dicebatur, causa totius malitis extiterat.
Dum ista aguntur, quantos honores et quantas expensas, omnibus qui interesse voluerint, dominus Edwardus fecerit, lingua vix potest explicare.


Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Dangereuse Ile-Bouchard Viscountess Chatellerault 1079-1151

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 10 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings England: Son of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Kings Scotland: Great x 2 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Ancestry

Father: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy 1113-1151

Plantagenet Arms. Gules, lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure.


Great GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem 1089-1143


Great x 2 GrandFather: Fulk "Réchin" Anjou 4th Count Anjou 1043-1109


Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey "Ferréol" Anjou 2nd Count Gâtinais -1043


Great x 3 GrandMother: Ermengarde-Blanche Ingelger Queen Consort Jerusalem 1018-1076


Great x 2 GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort Queen Consort France


Great x 3 GrandFather: Simon Montfort 1025-1087


Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnes Normandy


Great GrandMother: Ermengarde La Flèche-De Baugency Count Anjou


Great x 2 GrandFather: Elias La Flèche-De Baugency I Count Maine -1110


Great x 3 GrandFather: Jean de la Flèche La Flèche-De Baugency


Great x 3 GrandMother: Paula Maine


Great x 2 GrandMother: Matilda Chateau-Du-Loir Count Maine


Great x 3 GrandFather: Gervais II Lord Chateau-Du-Loir


GrandMother: Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy 1102-1167 Daughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135


Great GrandFather: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135 Son William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 2 GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 Great x -2 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy 1000-1035


Great x 3 GrandMother: Herleva Falaise


Great x 2 GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England 1031-1083


Great x 3 GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders 1012-1067


Great x 3 GrandMother: Adela Capet Duchess Normandy 1009-1079

Capet Arms. Argent, three fleur-de-lys or.


Great GrandMother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England 1080-1118

Dunkeld Arms. Or a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure a double tressure flory counter-flory gules. 1207 William Cantilupe Baron 1159-1239 (48) was present at the Siege of Mountsorrel Castle.">Source.


Great x 2 GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Dunkeld Arms. Or a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure a double tressure flory counter-flory gules. 1207 William Cantilupe Baron 1159-1239 (48) was present at the Siege of Mountsorrel Castle.">Source.


Great x 3 GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland 1001-1040

Dunkeld Arms. Or a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure a double tressure flory counter-flory gules. 1207 William Cantilupe Baron 1159-1239 (48) was present at the Siege of Mountsorrel Castle.">Source.


Great x 3 GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown Queen Consort Scotland


Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Wessex Queen Consort Scotland 1045-1093


Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex 1016-1057


Great x 3 GrandMother: Agatha Unknown


Mother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204


GrandFather: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine 1099-1137


Great GrandFather: William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine 1071-1127


Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy William Poitiers VIII Duke Aquitaine 1025-1086


Great x 3 GrandFather: William "Great" Poitiers V Duke Aquitaine 969-1030


Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnes Ivrea Duchess Aquitaine

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Great x 2 GrandMother: Hildegarde Burgundy Duchess Aquitaine 1056-1104


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Burgundy I Duke Burgundy 1011-1076


Great x 3 GrandMother: Ermengarde-Blanche Ingelger Queen Consort Jerusalem 1018-1076


Great GrandMother: Philippa Rouerge Duchess Aquitaine


Great x 2 GrandFather: William Rouerge Duke Narbonne 1040-1094


Great x 3 GrandFather: Pons Rouerge Margrave Provence 991-1061


Great x 3 GrandMother: Almodis La Marche Margrave Provence 1020-1071


Great x 2 GrandMother: Emma Mortain Duchess Narbonne


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall 1031-1090


Great x 3 GrandMother: Matilda or Maud Montgomery -1085


GrandMother: Aenor Chatellerault Duchess Aquitaine 1103-1130


Great GrandFather: Aimery Chatellerault Viscount Châtellerault


Great GrandMother: Dangereuse Ile-Bouchard Viscountess Chatellerault 1079-1151


Great x 2 GrandFather: Bartholomew Île-Bouchard